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AETC: a powerful web tool to simulate astronomical images
Author(s): Michela Uslenghi; Renato Falomo; Daniela Fantinel
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Paper Abstract

We present the capabilities of the Advanced Exposure Time Calculator (AETC), a tool, publicly available via web interface (http://aetc.oapd.inaf.it/), aimed to simulate astronomical images obtained with any (given) telescope and instrument combination. The tool includes the possibility of providing an accurate modelling of PSF variations in the FoV, a crucial issue for realistic simulations, which makes AETC particularly suitable for simulations of adaptive optics instruments.

To exemplify the AETC capabilities we present a number of simulations for specific science cases, useful for studying the capabilities of next generation AO imaging cameras for Extremely Large Telescopes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VII, 99112U (10 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233621
Show Author Affiliations
Michela Uslenghi, INAF - IASF Milano (Italy)
Renato Falomo, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Daniela Fantinel, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9911:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VII
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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